IS researchers not only conduct their own research, but also share their lessons and views in IS research. An IS researcher could learn from them and further understand IS research design and process. following articles discuss process of literature review, nature and use of theory in IS research, and how to formalize theoretical constructs.
Truex D, Holmstrom J, Keil M. 2006. Theorizing in information systems research: A reflexive analysis of the adaptation of theory in information systems research. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 7(12), December, pp. 797-U26.
Petter, S., Straub, D., and Rai, A. 2007. “Specifying Formative Constructs in Information Systems Research,” MIS Quarterly (31:4), December, pp. 623-656.
It is significant to understand tenure and promotion process and standards in IS research. Though business schools have common standards in tenure promotion, every discipline carries its own standards as well.
Lyytinen, K., Baskerville, R., Iivari, J., and Te’eni, D. 2007. “Why the Old World Cannot Publish? Overcoming Challenges in Publishing High-Impact IS Research,” European Journal of Information Systems (16), pp. 317-326.
prepare a 4-5 page paper addressing the problems:
"IS Research Design and Process: Literature Review" and” Lessons Learned in Publication and Academic Promotion”
Address the following perspectives in your paper with your views on the issues:
• What is the optimal process of literature review?
• How does literature review help in developing the research topic?
• Give ex of the empirical paper where you could demonstrate role of the literature review.
• describe the optimal process of getting your research published.
Ensure your discussions show academic rigor with supported and well-reasoned arguments. Express with academic clarity and precision. Analyze and critique with both completeness and depth. prepare academically with appropriate references and proper tones and styles.